Caroline Flack plays down Strictly quote: 'X Factor has my heart'

Published Monday, Sep 7 2015, 14:15 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Caroline Flack has responded to claims she called Strictly Come Dancing a better show than X Factor, saying her quote was taken out of context.

In this weekend's Daily Star Sunday, the X Factor co-host said of Strictly: "It is the best show. It was the best time of my life."

Caroline won last year's Strictly.

Caroline Flack and Tristan MacManus take part in the Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2015 at the Barclaycard Arena Birmingham, 16 January 2015

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Caroline won Strictly.

Caroline Flack and Olly Murs as X Factor hosts

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With X Factor co-host Olly Murs.

But after reading the quotes over the weekend, she took to Twitter to clarify what she meant, insisting she had NOT said Strictly is better than X Factor.

"I hate commenting on ridiculous news stories but I'm saying this out of respect for my team. What I said about Strictly was taken completely out of context. Yes, I LOVED it but my heart and home is with X Factor. "

Prior to winning Strictly, the presenter was best known for hosting X Factor spinoff show Xtra Factor.

This year, she was promoted to main show host alongside Olly Murs, after long-time presenter Dermot O'Leary chose to leave.